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Offline JudgeDredd

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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2017, 05:08:51 AM »
And here we go...

The instructions






And the parts. This is a very simple kit, though the plastic is not great quality with a lot of burr needing sanding off


I had seen a build where someone said they had removed the solid panels on the girder layout on the capsules. Tried it, didn't like how it was going.


So I'm following what the build said in my Airfix Modellers World mag - colour it in with permanent marker. This is just a test - the model will be getting primed then painted then I'll colour those bits in


Already starting to take shape





I'm soooo excited about this project. When I was a kid a couple of pals at school were lucky enough to own the Corgi diecast model and I was well jealous. I just can't believe - after all these years - I'm not just going to have an Eagle - but one that I made myself  O0
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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2017, 06:00:47 AM »
All ready to be primed

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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2017, 06:53:58 AM »
Can't wait to see this finished. I remember putting together this model in the late 70s.
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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2017, 02:57:49 PM »
So I primed the parts last night. NIGHTMARE!

I've got Stynylrez primer which is often referred to as the best self levelling primer around. Trouble is - it's thick. I had to set my compressor to a whopping 40-50psi to blow the stuff out and even then it as intermittent.

I either need to find a better primer (thinner one) or get another airbrush with a bigger needle capacity. My 0.35mm needle and I've heard tell you need a .5 to fire Stynylrez primer through with no issues.

After the priming issues - and lots of airbrush cleaning, I started painting the white parts tonight. Unfortunately, 2 issues jumped up...
  • I ran out of white paint having used a whole 10ml jar
  • My compressor is on the blink. The motor starts up when not using it, the pressure drops about 5-10psi when starting to spray and also it cut out from overheating

Anyway - I did get the priming done and most of the white paint. As you can see, I haven't went for the full "fill and sand"








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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2017, 03:01:50 PM »
Looking good so far, JD.
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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2017, 03:30:58 PM »
Thanks  O0

The white on top of the grey primer has turned out ok....giving it a kind of off white so it's not so stark.
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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2017, 04:30:54 AM »
The decals for this model are an absolute nightmare. They're slightly too big for most areas and they are so brittle...I don't know how many I've broken so far. The ones that broke that I could "piece" together I have - but they are just horrendous.

Even just sliding them off the paper backing has been resulting in breakages!

Pics to follow.
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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2017, 04:57:40 AM »
The decals for this model are an absolute nightmare. They're slightly too big for most areas and they are so brittle...I don't know how many I've broken so far. The ones that broke that I could "piece" together I have - but they are just horrendous.

Even just sliding them off the paper backing has been resulting in breakages!

Pics to follow.

If you have not sealed them yet you could start over with a fresh set:

http://hdamodelworx.com/DECAL-SET-FOR-SPACE-EAGLE-172-SCALE-MODEL-KIT-MPC791-MPC816_p_229.html

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPACE-1999-EAGLE-DECALS-MPC-PE-12-inch-Models-Cockpit-Pilots-Details-/252885391565?hash=item3ae124d8cd:g:63MAAOSwSlBYw7Ek (stickers, not water-slide)
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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2017, 07:31:33 AM »
Aw thanks....but they're on.

I'm happy enough with the result. A few minor tears that are either in inconspicuous parts or partly/mostly hidden

















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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2017, 07:38:04 AM »
 O0
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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2017, 09:15:58 AM »
Sharp!

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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2017, 09:26:49 AM »
Cool, man.
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Re: I'll be working on this next...
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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2017, 08:12:12 AM »
And pretty much finished. I only have the little thruster things to put on























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Re: I'll be working on this next...
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2017, 08:13:12 AM »
Great job!  O0
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